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Did you try to vote with iVote in the LGA elections?

The NSW Electoral Commission says they are aware that some iVote users were unable to gain access to the system to vote on Saturday.

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Lismore Council elections

I’m somewhat bemused by the candidates for the Lismore Council election. One ticket has 14 candidates, when there are...

Personal responsibility?

Every month I, and many like me, make a worrying trip to pathology to have my blood tested. I...

Storylines – An escape from reality

I am a teacher. I teach at University Canberra, on Ngunnawal country, in ACT. This university went into ‘Lockdown’ about...

What do the Tweed Council candidates stand for?

The final day of voting for your local Tweed Shire Councill candidates is Saturday 4 December at a venue near you.

A disappointed dog

It’s taken a whole week for my dog to read to page 21 in last week’s Echo. She’s been...

Corruption and waste

For many years the corrupt behaviour of our State politicians has been front and centre at the ICAC. Eddie...

Stories about "Jiu Jitsu":

Locals collect gold at BJJ Australian Open

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Australian Open 2020 was held at the Cavanbah Centre in Byron Bay last Sunday and featured 250 competitors across all ages and from around the world.

Chilli steps up to make it four in a row at the BJJ championships

For the fourth year in a row Chilli Harel has won a gold medal at the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pan Pacific Championship held in Melbourne two weekends ago. 

Three-time BJJ champion

Byron Bay’s Chilli Harel won gold on Saturday at the Pan Pacific Brazilian Jiu Jitsu championship in Melbourne.  Chilli has won the championship for his...

Locals wrestle medals from world’s best

Byron brothers Marley and Jarra Sherlock have returned  victorious from the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships in California. Jarra (16 years) won his final to take...

Byron’s own ‘Crocodile’ is in the MMA house

A lot has happened in the one short year since Extreme MMA Byron Bay brought out a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts fighter and coach from Brazil.

And just like that the border opens (next Monday)

In a Ministerial press release, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland borders will re-open to domestic hotspots from 1am, Monday December 13.

Minister causing ‘serious and irreversible harm’ in State forests

North East Forest Alliance have accused the Ministers for Environment and Foresty, Matt Kean and Paul Toole, of dereliction of duty for failing to implement the minimal changes recommended by the Natural Resources Commission.

Dunghutti artist wins Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award

Dunghutti artist and elder Gus Kelly has won the first Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award with his powerful drawing Nobody Told Me There’d Be...

Pedalling towards better health

A new study estimates that millions of lives could be extended if people rode bicycles rather than driving cars.